Robert M. Sweet, age 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky. He was born in Cleveland on February 13, 1948 and was truly grateful to have been adopted by Joseph and Evelyn (Sillman) Sweet.
On October 10th,1970, Bob married his special girl, Joan (Bertsch) Sweet. They met at a home football game at the old Harmon Field and were married 49 wonderful years.
Bob first attended Lyme school and then Bellevue City Schools graduating in 1966. Bob became a brick & stone mason and worked for A.C. Scagnetti & Sons as the Office Manager. He then became a heavy equipment operator for the Portland Road quarry where he retired after 20 years in 2010.
Camping was a great enjoyment for Bob for many years and treasured the many friends and memories made. His favorite hobby of shooting sporting clays brought much joy and smiles to many. He wouldn’t miss one of his girls’ softball games (daughters or granddaughters!) and was so dedicated, with the help of the team, built the Bellevue Lady Red softball dugouts which are still in use today. He enjoyed watching Westerns and was inspired by John Wayne. Bob was a true Ohio State fan and really enjoyed watching Buckeye football. Traveling with his wife to N.C. and Florida while still able was a truly treasured time for Bob. But above all else, Bob’s greatest joy was spending time with family, friends and most importantly his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Daughters Jill (Jeff) Garton and Maggie (Nate) Rickel, Grandchildren Jake Garton and Malaina, Macy, Liam, Monica Rickel, Sister Joelyn (Dave) Moore, In-Laws Linda (Jim) Barber, John (Deb) Bertsch, Gene (Blythe) Bertsch, Aunt Helen Cominsky, Uncle William Cronin and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law Walter & Leona Bertsch, brother-in-law Jim Bertsch, Uncles Robert Cominsky, Jack Sweet and Aunt Gretchen Cronin.
Friends and family will be received on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 2-7 p.m. at Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue, OH 44811. A funeral service officiated by Father Jonathon Wight will begin on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Many thanks to all who contributed to his care and comfort. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to Stein Hospice; 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
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